Dickens Birthday

Join us for a celebration of Charles Dickens’s life and work to mark the 200th anniversary of the author’s birth on

Tuesday 7 February – 10.45 for 11am

To take place in front of the statue of Charles Dickens, Cnr Dickens Drive & Loch Avenue, Centennial Park

Special Guests – NSW Dickens Society Patron Miriam Margolyes

British Consul General Richard Morris

British Council Australia Director Nick Marchand

Centennial Parklands CEO Kim Ellis


Program

NSW Dickens Society President Catherine Barker – Introduction and welcome

British Consul General Richard Morris

Centennial Parklands CEO Kim Ellis

NSW Dickens Society Patron Miriam Margolyes

British Council Australia Director Nick Marchand

Chester Porter QC – Speaking on ‘The Genius of Dickens’

Riverside Lyric Ensemble A performance of the opening of “A Christmas Carol”

The scripted adaptation of A Christmas Carol is used with permission from Karl. B. Peterson. Visit PlaysForStage for more information.

Susannah Fullerton – A Dickensian Reading

Riverside Lyric Ensemble – Two songs from the musical “Oliver”

“Oliver” is being performed by Packemin Productions at Parramatta Riverside Theatre

Geoff Usher – Poetry reading

Thanks & Finale

This will be followed by lunch @ Centennial Parklands Restaurant, Banksia Way, Centennial Park (at your own expense) 12-12.30pm followed by birthday cake & champagne toast.

While the celebration in front of the Charles Dickens statue is free an RSVP would be greatly appreciated since numbers are limited. We also need to advise Centennial Parklands Restaurant numbers attending the lunch.

Please RSVP for

Centennial Parklands Restaurant Lunch by Friday 27 January 2012

Statue event by Tuesday 31 January 2012

nswdickens@gmail.com

or 0413 290 480

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